According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for financial services were 31.68% higher in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Financial services experienced an average inflation rate of 3.11% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, financial services costing $500 in the year 2009 would cost $658.41 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.66% during this same period, inflation for financial services was similar.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by -4.93%, significantly below the average yearly change for financial services during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), price inflation for financial services was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Financial services: